Austria Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Austria — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Austria, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

​• The Austrian immigration system provides several options for employers of foreign nationals. Austria is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by the immigration category.​

• Business visitors to Austria typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stays to 90 days in a 180-day period. However, business visits to Austria must be limited to three to five cumulative business days.

• The main work authorization types in Austria are:
(1) Short-Term Work Authorization for stays of up to six months.
(2) The EU Blue Card for highly skilled local hires who meet a high-salary threshold.
(3) The Red-White-Red Card for locally hired key personnel with long-term accommodation.
(4) The EU Intracompany Transferee (ICT) Permit for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists and trainees.​​​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.